The Backcountry Outdoor News reports the latest hunting and, fishing news along with fishing derbies and tournaments
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Whether it's bass, walleye, muskie, crappie, catfish, marlin, sailfish, billfish, salmon, shark or 
trout, this website will list a contest, derby or tournament for whatever species 
fisherman you are.

  • If your looking for an exciting way to have more fun fishing. 

  • If you belong to a fishing organization or club, we may have your venues listed. 

  • Add a contest, derby or tournament FREE to our data base. 
USA Fishing Contests, Derbies & Tournaments Directory


Most contests and tournaments are open to the general public but some are closed to club or pro circuit members. Use the links to each contest on the site for more information. The link may also indicate if there is a registration fee to participate. 

ANGLERS: We can use your help. Due to the high volume of fishing venues, mistakes can happen. If you find a link that doesent work or is incorrect PLEASE let us know so we can fix. THANKS
Choose from our FEATURED EVENTS or the list of states below
 2019  FEATURED  EVENTS
  • April 15 - Nov 30 -- Fisherman's Dream Boat Challenge -- CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, VT, NJ, NY, PA & RI - Ocean offshore -- website     

  • April 1 - Nov 30 -- GRAND HAVEN STEELHEADERS -- Grand Haven, MI - Lake Michigan - website

 2020  FEATURED  EVENTS
  • Feb 16 -- (Ok its not USA)  2020 Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Derby -  Ontario, Canada -- website  





Whether an event is for freshwater, saltwater, open water or ice fishing, they are listed in our directory.  TBC Press  makes every effort to have the most complete, up-to-date directory of fishing venues.
2019 Fishing Venues -- 2020 Trickling In 
Events are added throughout the season.